In praise of Romy Schneider’s backless dresses in The Swimming Pool

Published 5 Jun 2021 Share this This tension is a lot like the game of seduction. The contours of her half-exposed figure – which Harry and Jean-Paul fight over – suggest an edge that refuses to reveal itself completely but is loath to go unperceived. Jean-Paul isn’t any less impressed. Her boyfriend Jean-Paul (an equally stunning Alain Delon) talks to her softly. With its bright pattern, the dress calls attention to itself, its folds picking up the wind to reveal Marianne’s back as if they could control the weather. She…

Reality and fantasy overlap in the first trailer for Bergman Island

Mia Hansen-Løve makes her return to the Croisette for the first time since her 2009 breakout Father of My Children with an ambitious portrait of dissatisfaction and escapism, filled out with some world-class stars. Published 5 Jun 2021 Share this Fans of the Double Life of Veronique (a favorite of Wasikowska’s) and Bergman’s assorted takes on fractured identities as wish fulfillment will find plenty to pore over in this dense and beguiling film, sure to be one of the marquee debuts at Cannes this year. Reality and fantasy overlap in…